DryHop is driven by two seemingly disparate concepts — the “neighborhood front porch” mentality, and the anything-but-casual precision we put into our craft. For most people, it’d be impossible to marry these two approaches. Pulling it off takes incredible amounts of work and dedication to our ideals.
We are brewers and chefs, which means we’re great hosts — but we’re the kind that refuse to come to the table until every last detail is perfected on the plate, or in the glass.
From shared plates to unique beers worth talking about, to our growler bar that lets you take a little bit of DryHop home — all this is meant to bring people together at our gastro brewpub in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.
A homebrewer since his college years, DryHop’s proprietor, Greg Shuff, has been carefully planning and executing the DryHop vision for over three years. From his education at Chicago’s Siebel Institute and the Doemens Academy in Munich, to a brewing career that has taken him to Schlafly in St. Louis and a nanobrewery in Indianapolis, Greg’s never stopped learning and honing his craft. And he’s never stopped working alongside brewers and chefs. Since then, he’s travelled throughout Europe, including Germany, Belgium, France, Austria and Prague, collecting native beer and food knowledge to bring back home to DryHop.
For Greg, and the rest of us here, it all comes together in the DryHop concept — this is Lakeview’s front porch, and a connection to the world of craft beer and cuisine.